“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Daviess County Indiana Historical Markers

Side B - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image, Touch for more information
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
Side B - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
Indiana (Daviess County), Elnora — 14.2007.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Side A A canal from Terre Haute to Evansville authorized 1846. Maysville Division along White River was over 23 miles long from Newberry through Owl Prairie (now Elnora) to Maysville; part of it paralleled what is now S.R. 57. . . . — Map (db m23203) HM
Indiana (Daviess County), Odon — Odon Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Odon Indiana and surrounding area veterans. In honor and memory of our men and women in our armed forces who rendered service to our country during wartime and peacetime; at home and overseas. We must never forget those . . . — Map (db m99101) WM
Indiana (Daviess County), Odon — 14.1991.1 — Odon, Formerly Clarksburg
Platted in 1846 by John Hastings; town named Clarksburg reportedly after George Rogers Clark; post office name was Clark’s Prairie, 1858-1881. Both names changed to Odon, 1881; Odon incorporated, 1885. By tradition, name Odon coined by combining . . . — Map (db m99006) HM
Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — 14.1992.1 — Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Depot
Mission Revival Style depot, built 1906, restored 1990; part of Washington Commercial Historic District. Link to city's trading and industrial history, with substantial railroad machine shops and car works. Indiana stop of former President Dwight D. . . . — Map (db m23214) HM
Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — Civil War Memorial - Daviess County Indiana
( Front - Center Panel ) This memorial is the tribute of the people of Daviess County to the memory of her Brave Soldiers who endured the hardships and fought the battles of 1861 to 1865 that the Union might be preserved ( Front . . . — Map (db m23352) WM
Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — 14.1999.1 — Fort Flora
Built on this site by civilians to protect approximately ten families during War of 1812. Named for landowner David Flora. Ten such forts were built circa 1811-1813 in area that became Daviess County. Area was Knox County, part of Indiana Territory . . . — Map (db m23211) HM
Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — 14.1999.2 — Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference
Side A Homer E. Capehart Born into Indiana farming family 1897. Manufactured and pioneered sales of automatic phonographs, creating Capehart Corporation. Executive of Rudolph Wurlitzer Company 1933-1944. Organized 1938 Republican . . . — Map (db m23206) HM
Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — 14.1989.1 — Mimi's House[Robert C. Graham]
Residence of Robert C. Graham (1885-1967), pioneer glass, truck and auto manufacturer. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 by the U.S. Department of the Interior because of its history and Prairie Style architecture. — Map (db m23208) HM
Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — 14.1989.2 — Robert C. Graham
Robert Cabel Graham (1885-1967), a native of Washington, Daviess County, with his brothers Joseph and Ray, contributed much to the economy and quality of life in that city, Evansville, and other towns. Glass factories, truck manufacturing, and . . . — Map (db m98936) HM
Indiana (Daviess County), Washington — 14.1966.1 — Vincennes Donation Lands
In 1788 Congress granted 400 acres of land to each French family of this area. The tract was laid off in a square containing 160 separate plots. Additional grants were made affecting the five counties shown. — Map (db m98935) HM

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